Sprinkles Are for Winners. It pays to be a winner.
We made a September weekend trip to the Lake and had a WHOLE day free because the Husker Game didn’t start until 9:30 p.m.!
We’ve also been reading all the books we can get our hands on about the SEAL life. We know it is hard. We know it may not be for Matt. We know that he might not even get IN. We know that he might last an hour. We know that he might get hurt. Or killed.
Yet, we Don’t. Really. We don’t know squat.
I purchased this book about 5 years ago and every once in a while, we browse thru it. I cannot get thru the whole book in one sitting. I think Matt can. He and his roommate were VERY motivated by this book when they were in Navy ROTC.
Recently, I found out that the book “SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice” was going be an exhibit at the Pritzker Military Museum in Chicago. Author and Photographer Stephanie Freid-Perenchio extended us an invitation to attend the VIP Opening Event.
I made our In-Flight Lunches and we hopped on the plane to Chicago! We booked a room at The Silversmith Hotel and took the Orange Line Train from Midway Airport. It was a fun experience! The Hotel is 10 steps away from the train stop and the Pritzker Military Museum is a block away from the hotel.
The evening was Just. So. Cool. Just what Matt needed…..Seeing great Navy SEAL photographs, Hearing great Navy SEAL stories, and Meeting some Great Navy SEALS!
These 3 Navy SEALS spoke for over an hour about their experiences.
I would be your Swim Buddy ANY DAY ANY TIME, Matt.
Here. We. Go!
We took a sunset boat ride Saturday night to West Lake. Here are a few pictures right from Matt’s phone.
My boys arrived home from the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree. Both Matt and Dan paid to attend as volunteers. Matt spent 3 weeks getting trained on and working the Big Zip Line. Dan was the assistant in one of the Base Camps, Bravo. They both exceeded expectations and worked like….well like Eagle Scouts 🙂
Alice, Megan and I met them at the airport.
MissLongLegs is glad you are home. So am I 🙂
I made a version of this Kentucky Hot Brown recipe.
I’ve never had a REAL “Hot Brown” but this version looked good. I followed her recipe pretty much but I didn’t add tomatoes and I DID add American Cheese.
My version was small. I used a roll of Pillsbury Seamless Crescent Roll dough and didn’t use all of it in this vintage Pyrex loaf pan. I made rolls out of the extra. I did grease the pan and add parchment paper. (I LOVE using Parchment paper and the King Arthur brand is my favorite.)
Ingredients I used are:
1 roll Crescent Dough….half in the bottom of the pan, half over the top. I used more so it would be a “loaf” when done.
Ham….I used real ham and cut it in small pieces
Cheese…..I used Swiss Cheese slices and American Cheese slices
Bacon……I used my favorite Farmland
2-3 eggs, scrambled
The recipe called for turkey and tomato, which sounds so delicious. I didn’t have either so I just left them out.
Layer Crescent Dough, Ham, Bacon, Cheese, 1/2 egg mixture, Ham, Bacon, Cheese, Crescent Roll, Rest of the Egg over the top.
Bake in a 350* oven 15-20 minutes covered with foil and 15-20 minutes uncovered. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting into it.
It was delicious! Smelled great, too. I think this would make a great Brunch item. We’ll try it at The House At The Lake some weekend. Even Matt loved it! I can see how you can use leftover meats, cheeses and vegetables in this to change it up. Yum!
Thanks EatAtHomeCooks for the recipe!